Dear Diary: 23rd November 2020 – Re-opening after lockdown

Taking coronavirus precautions Covid-19 precautions are an ongoing thing right now as the whole world knows. As I was writing the previous sentence, WordPress suggested the following material change to my sentence instead: Covid-19 predations are an ongoing thing right now as … Read More

When we moved to Blenheim Lodge . . .

Hearkening back I wrote a post recently on our Bowness Bed and Breakfast blog. I had been going through some old photos which brought back memories of times past. If you would like to read this post, please do take … Read More

Autumn breaks in the Lake District National Park

This Autumn is turning out as beautiful as ever in the Lake District National Park. It does seem to be drier too so far, with less rain even though we get the usual forecasts. As I write, the sky is … Read More

A personal letter to you all – keeping safe!

Hi Everyone! I hope this little note finds you all doing well. It’s been tough for many people over the past months, but many countries are now coming out of lockdown to that light beyond the tunnel. In England, the … Read More

Special Offers!

HOW ARE YOU? First of all, I just want to say, “How are you?” to everyone reading this post. It’s been a few rather difficult months for many people, and for some more so than for others. The world has … Read More

Competition time!

Hi everyone I am writing about something that we have never done before: a competition! We have today set up a competition on our Facebook Page to offer TWO NIGHTS FREE BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION to a lucky winner. Please … Read More

view from blenheim lodge house | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Dear Diary: 12th May 2020

Notes on our B&B life There isn’t much going on in our B&B life at present except for getting on with all those things that had been “stacked” on a shelf in the “To Do Later” box. As I was … Read More

Mountain View | Blenheim Lodge | Lake District | Cumbria

Dear Diary: 19th April 2020

“How are you doing?” That’s a question that I’d like to ask my readers today. During this time of the coronavirus, most of us are so focussed on those we care about that we forget about ourselves. So, “How are … Read More

St Bees

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day romantic weekend retreat in the Lake District

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat at Blenheim Lodge, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park! Have you ever thought of just how nice it would be to spoil yourselves on a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in … Read More

Tarn Hows

Late Autumn breaks in the English Lake District

Autumn is beautiful in the English Lake District. In fact, it is probably my favourite season of the year, closely followed by Winter. Are you an Autumn lover? Do you enjoy the whoosh of warm/cool breezes brushing against your cheeks? Do Autumn … Read More

zack dozing in lounge

Lazy Days in the Lake District National Park

Do you enjoy lazy days? Time out for doing things at your leisure or even not doing anything at all? I love lazy days. They allow me to curl up on a sofa and read to my heart’s content. The TV remains switched on … Read More

Autumn Days

I love Autumn in the Lakes. Rich reds, dark oranges, shades of yellow, and earthy browns paint the fells and footpaths around us. Right behind our guest house, serenely overlooking Old Bowness and Lake Windermere, is beautiful Brant Fell, where … Read More